The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee ruled in favor of two of the three complaints filed by Port Chester Village Trustee Democratic candidate Daniel Brakewood against Republican opponents and Mayoral candidate Neil Pagano.
Committee members met March 16 at the Scarsdale Library with representatives from both sides and ruled a campaign piece supporting Pagano for Mayor and Trustee candidates Joe Kenner, Sam Terenzi and Frank Ferarra failed to identify whom paid for the piece and was therefore an unfair campaign practice. Michael Scarola, a representative for the Republican nominees, conceded on this point.
A pro-Pagano campaign piece claiming the Mayoral candidate helped reduce spending by $2 million was ruled unfair because it misleadingly implied the candidate was a member of the Board.
Mr. Brakewood also filed a complaint against two campaign pieces supporting the Pagano and Kenner claiming Kenner voted to lower the tax levy by 5 percent. Brakewood claimed the budget to which the piece refers was adopted by default and therefore no vote was cast. However, the committee ruled against this claim because it found Kenner had participated in all votes leading up to the budget passing.